Chicken Malai Tikka | How to make malai kebab

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Chicken Malai Tikka | How to make malai kebab..

Malai kebab…. 🙂 🙂 the name itself draws an attention, somehow i always have a soft corner towards kebabs!! and most importantly to Malai kebab, i make this recipe at home on regular basis, because it turns out yummy, juicy and easy too!! usually, i marinate the chicken overnight and just make it for lunch on next day.. 🙂 so simple right!! yeah.. whenever ur busy and when u don’t have enough time for cooking.. just do this!!! and it is crowned pleaser recipe when ur hosting a party!! I made a cream based mint dip for this kebab.. wow!! that’s was yummy!! super combo!!

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Malai kebab

  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 240 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 260 minutes


  • Boneless chicken- 500 gms
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • pepper powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Amchur powder- 1/2 tsp
  • cardamom powder- 1 pinch
  • jeera powder- 1/2 tsp
  • cream- 1 tbs
  • salt- to taste


  1. Soak the wooden skewers immersed in water for 10 minutes
  2. Pre-heat the oven 180 degreeC for 10 minutes
  3. In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients along with chicken. At this point, give a taste test and if u need any masala u can add at this stage.
  4. Let it marinate for 3 to 4 hours or refrigerate overnight.
  5. Now, line the baking tray with aluminium foil, thread the chicken in the pre-soaked wooden skewers.
  6. Place it on the top most rack and grill it 180 degree C for 20 minutes and keep checking the kebabs for every 5 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with mint chutney!!


Soak the wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes

Before grilling pre- heat for 10 minutes

Give taste test after the mix so that you can add masala as per ur preference

Keep checking the kebabs every 5 minutes, for my oven it takes 20 minutes for whole process, however it varies depends on the oven.

  • Category: Starter
  • Cuisine: Indian


DSC00481In a bowl add in Ginger garlic paste –

DSC00483Add garam masala powder..

DSC00485Add amchur powder

DSC00489Add jeera powder

DSC00490A pinch of crushed cardamom 

DSC00492Add pepper powder..

DSC00493Add in salt

DSC00495Add in cream

DSC00496Mix them well..

DSC00497Add in chicken.

DSC00499Mix them well.. let it marinate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. keep them in the refrigerator

DSC00796Line the aluminium foil in the baking tray and thread the chicken pieces in pre-soaked wooden skewers.

DSC00800i had preheated the oven 180 degree C for 10 mins and i kept the tray in the upper rack.. so that i get the smokey flavours..

DSC00809Make sure you turn  the kebab on the other side.. just keep them turning around in between..

Thats it!! your Malai kebabs are ready!!! 





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  1. Looks delicious…drooling here..kebabs are my fav ,nice recipe.thnx.

    1. Hai, Priya.. Thank you so much for dropping me a comment! Yeah!! Kebabs are my favourite too!! Cheers!!

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